07-10-2012, 03:03 PM
i got injured september 2011. right-sided herniated disk at L5-S1 along with severe stenosis and impingement of right S1 nerve root.had surgery febuary 2012. have done about 6weeks of pt. still having pain and weakness to my back and right leg.its been about 4 months since my surgery and i saw a deignated doctor to determine an impairment rating/mmi. he said he wasnt going to give me an impairment rating because he dosnt think im at mmi yet. my question is when he determines mmi do i have to wait that long to be realeased from workmans comp or can i go back to work sooner if i want.and do i have to see him again for impariment rating or will he go by this exam for an impairment rating?